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Tammi L. Reiman reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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My kids really enjoy going to Karate! Im very impressed with how friendly they are and how they handle the children!

Onesia Fuentes reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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Allen and Naomi, you guys have truly started something special here. I can see it already! The energy and attention you give each child is remarkable.

Yvarane Batista reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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The best marital arts ever. I love it my son is in the after school program. And I am so happy for him.

Nancy Cunha reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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I love the workouts I got at Zentai and the support you get from Master Allen and his wife!! I highly recommend it to everyone! :)

Sophia Monae reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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It was a nice workout and very informative and made me feel more confident, as well!

Samuel Guillermo reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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Hands down the best of the best. Couldn't recommend this place anymore. Great people, great atmosphere. Lessons learned here stay with you for a lifetime

Charles Roman reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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What amazing place! They are genuinely passionate about helping people. Kids love them, great environment for parents. And the Martial Arts is real. If you are looking for self defense for yourself or kids, this is the place.

Zurishaddai Ruiz reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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At first I was intimated by the cardio kickboxing class but then I realized why everyone still pushed through and kept going- it's the energy! We get pumped up, laugh and encourage one another, and it's fun. I don't like gyms because I wouldn't feel encouraged to think of my own workout and I'd end up being very lazy with it. [Unless it's yoga, I do all my yoga. :)] So this is finally a power workout where I feel encouraged to pull out my best work and still have a fun time. I'm feeling stronger each week! Thanks, Master Allen!

Sandy Deane reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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We tried a few other martial arts groups for our boys, but Zentai was the clear winner from the start. The kids specifically asked for a program with structure that would clearly teach them martial arts skills while leveling up their belts. I'm amazed during every class when I see them respond to commands with so much focus and passion. Zentai has helped them build up their confidence and taught them so much already. And they have a blast! We highly recommend Zentai!

Gloria Abeigon Engel reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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They say it takes a village to raise a child. Zentai has been our village since my grandson William lost his mother in May of 2017. Now it's home away from home. He started out 2 days a week at Zentai for martial arts classes. When school ended we enrolled him in Zentai summer camp. Now he's enrolled in the after school program. Thank you Zentai for being our village.

Marissa Devine reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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We absolutely love this place! My son started coming for the after school program at the beginning of last year. He absolutely loves it and looks forward to going everyday. He has ADHD and we had a hard time finding a program that fits his needs until we stumbled upon Zentai. Best after school program out there for kids of all types and ages! We highly recommend it!

Touria Doukkali reviewed Zentai Martial Arts
5
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I just wanted to give a shout out to Zentai Martial Arts and After School Program! I had my daughter’s birthday there on Sunday and they made it amazing! The attention to detail, the one on one with the kids just fabulous! Everyone was so happy and we all enjoyed our time there. Naomy and Allen are amazing patient people, the smile never left their faces and they were so kind and patient with the kids! I can’t say thank you enough for making this the best birthday yet!

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Child Development Center of the Year

 

Zentai Martial Arts & Afterschool recognized as 

Child Development Center of the Year

Zentai announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious Award “Skillz Child Development Center of the Year.” Skillz Worldwide is an international organization that licenses schools and certifies instructors in Child Development. Out of 1200 child development centers in 27 countries, Zentai was chosen as Child Development Center of the Year for superior demonstration and practice of the Skillz principles, attitude, and methods.  

 Zentai breaks the mold of traditional martial arts schools by approaching the student from a holistic perspective. Chief Master Allen De Peña reflected: “When I decided to open the school, I thought to myself, what do black belts know about child development? The answer was “nothing.” As a lifelong martial artist, I was trained in combat, not in child development. So this is when I set out to learn and invest in top-grade instructor training that applies science & psychology while using interactive movement modalities (Martial Arts) as a vehicle.”

Naomy De Peña, a Special Education teacher who serves as Deputy Mayor in the Township of Belleville, is committed to helping their members at the highest level. “Children learn differently and have particular needs at different ages. Our program is designed to offer age-specific classes to address the particular needs of each stage of development. With an increasing focus on academics, traditional educational institutions are falling short on the social, emotional, and physical development needed for children to be successful. We have been able to provide a program that bridges those gaps using a game-based approach to make the process fun.”

 The De Peñas and their team have stated that this award motivates them to continue providing quality programs to the community. “We teach our students that hard work pays off, and this is one of those moments when we get to lead by example. Our goal is not recognition but to change people’s lives, and we are humbled that our commitment to serving our families was acknowledged at an international level”.

 

Founded only five years ago, Zentai has accomplished great success expanding to three locations in Belleville, Clifton, and North Arlington, becoming a household name in the community. For more information about the Zentai programs, visit Zentai.US